Actually, the Spanish state police (Policía Nacional) and the Spanish military police (Guardia Civil) were literally sent by the Spanish government from different regions of Spain to Catalonia in thousands a few weeks ago. The Spanish government is responsible for this, because Catalonia has a regional police (Mossos d'Esquadra) who weren't violent at all.nephilimcat wrote: ↑Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:58 pmWtf is wrong with the police and Europe!? If they get away time and time again, it's not surprising they lose all their inhibitions. The police shouldn't be some invincible bully that can attack unarmed people just because of stress or frustration or whatever. Sure, being a police officer isn't always easy but it doesn't give you the right to be violent. If you can't handle situations like this, you shouldn't be one.
I'm glad you're okay at least
All the vehicles in the picture (taken in Barcelona) were sent from outside of Catalonia to prevent the referendum from taking place (as it had been banned by the Spanish government), but no one was expecing such violence against people who were peacefully trying to vote. This was not due to stress, these were deliberate actions against defenseless people to intimidate and spread fear.
On a different note, I've noticed a lot of people from other countries assume that the Catalan pro-independence movement is exclusively right-wing. It is not. 3 Catalan parties support independence. One is right-wing, one is left-wing and one is far-left. A lot of pro-independence people don't consider themselves nationalists (me included).
Also, sending lots of love to people in Vegas. Stay strong!